Imagination Playground arrives in South Salt Lake

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January 10, 2013 in Play Events, United States

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Thanks to a grant by KaBOOM! & Walt Disney Company, attendees at the South Salt Lake Breakfast with Santa were the first to check out their new Imagination Playground blocks. In an unveiling on December 1, 2012, children excitedly flocked to the new Imagination Playground In a Cart™ wrapped up and disguised as holiday gifts.

The blocks and loose parts were an instant favorite among the hundreds of area families and city staff who came to the event at The Columbus Center. While watching her two children play with the Imagination Playground parts, parent and area resident Heidi Rogers commented, “I think it is great. My kids love it. They’re having fun. It seems to entertain a wide range of ages.”

A press release by the City of South Salt Lake indicated that a host of indoor and outdoor events/play dates were already in the works, with “hopes to reach every one of the 2,458 youth in the community with this exciting new playground.” The new Imagination Playground sets will be located in the three South Salt Lake city-owned Community Learning Centers and rotated through the six other Learning Centers owned/operated by their community partners.

“This is a present for every child in South Salt Lake, the first and only of its kind in Utah,”  in an interview with the South Salt Lake Journal, said the city Mayor’s Office spokesperson, Ashley Babbitt,  “We’re so excited for the children to open the gift and start playing. Our youth will be able to free their imaginations with this playground. It helps promote the power of play.”

To read more & see pictures of the event: www.southsaltlakejournal.com & www.deseretnews.com

For information on the South Salt Lake area Imagination Playground, contact: Ashley Babbitt at ababbitt@southsaltlakecity.com

 

Images courtesy of desertnews.com